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View Poll Results: What is your prefered masking material!
Vinyl - Semy Transparent 0 0%
Kabuki - Japanese yellow masking tape (same material as Tamiya tape) 9 100.00%
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Old March 25th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Default Masking material you prefer? - We are thinking of new masking materials

Hi Guys,

We are thinking of introducing Kabuki tape (same material as Tamiya masking tape) for our premium paint mask sets at Maketar - Premium Paint Masks

Please vote for your favorite material and/or post your comment, suggestion, opinion...
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Old March 25th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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I think the two materials both have their benefits and disadvantages - and consequently suitable for different applications. The semi transparent vinyl is less flexible for double curved surfaces, but keeps it's shape better and allows greater positional accuracy. The lack of flexibility is sometimes exactly what you want. The Kabuki tape is better for double curved surfaces, sticks better, but not as easy to position over visible contours as it's not as translucent.

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in 1/72 i have found that the vinyl often was difficult to "keep down" on the curved parts of the canopy. I like the Kabuki best (even thought it is harder to place).
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Thanks for your replies guys!

Yes, both vinyl and kabuki have their advantages and disadvantages, thats why i am introducing kabuki masks to be available alongside vinyl masks so modeler have a choice to fit his needs.
Maketar premium KABUKI mask sets will be available from mid April and as for the price, after all my calculations, they would be some 15% more expensive than vinyl masks, considering amount of masking elements per each mask set, is the price fair? You tell me!

Also, some great new mask sets are being prepared at this moment so expect more news shortly!

Thanks for your support!

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